- Mar 6, 2020
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- Central Pennsylvania
Gosh dang I can't imagine the emotions when you opened the crate to see that. I felt bad making the ups guy wait while I pulled apart the crate, but that makes me glad I did.I also have a 7225 in March. The nightmare for me was: the first 2 shipments, all the sump and ATO units inside the crate broke!, the display tanks were all scratched up to hell. I had to request replacement twice and change delivery carrier on the third shipment to get a perfect display and sump. Good Luck with your build.
I went for 3 philips coral care lights. Mainly because the rock work lays on the centre axis of the tank so with a point light source you have more shadows.Just a little update. I received the correctly drilled panel a couple weeks ago now, but unfortunately have been busy traveling for work almost nonstop. Tonight I plan to finish assembling the stand and level it in prep for setting the tank. I have about half of the rock I expect to need cycled in a small tank. I'm still planning out the rest of my equipment, but expecting not to really buy much until after the holidays. Dang budgets anyhow.
Side note what are you other Peninsula Owners Doing to hang lighting? I'm planning on using my Kessil A360Xs from my 75 gallon and adding a 3rd/4th but not sure the best way to mount them other than hanging from the ceiling which I'm a little leery about.
I definitely know where you're coming from as far as the shadows. I know that a lot of people go T5 hybrid for that reason. In the future I may supplement with some Orphek OR3s or something similar to decrease shadows.I went for 3 philips coral care lights. Mainly because the rock work lays on the centre axis of the tank so with a point light source you have more shadows.
I appreciate the photos, I've been trying to find ideas on what to do with mine, but theres not a lot of pictures out there with the kessils.gotcha, i am 10" right now and want to drop to 8" but I have to order 2 new hanging kits to do it and just haven't yet, best of luck with it.
I appreciate the photos, I've been trying to find ideas on what to do with mine, but theres not a lot of pictures out there with the kessils.
I've been thinking about using a piece of 80/20 T slot aluminum and hanging from the ceiling like you did. Would give me the ability to build off the sides to add the led bar supplements if I decide to do so in the future.yw. oh man, i had a heck of time figuring it out. i don't understand why Kessil can't make a nice ceiling hanging kit for them low profile style, I went through 3 channels to find the right size, btw, in case i had to order it from Grainger. it would have been much easier to just buy a kessil ceiling mount, lol.